1. Family: Brassicaceae Burnett
    1. Capsella Medik.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Temp. & Subtropical.

    [FZ]

    Cruciferae, A. W. Exell. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

    Habit
    Annual or biennial herbs with slender tap-root.
    Leaves
    Basal leaves entire or pinnatifid, cauline amplexicaul.
    Flowers
    Flowers usually white.
    Calyx
    Sepals not saccate.
    Corolla
    Petals 4.
    Stamens
    Stamens 6.
    Fruits
    Silicule flattened-obcordate (rarely ovoid) with keeled, net-veined valves.
    Seeds
    Seeds several in each loculus.
    [FTEA]

    Cruciferae, Bengt Jonsell (University of Stockholm). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1982

    Habit
    Annual to short-lived perennials, small to medium-sized, with a taproot
    Indumentum
    Hairs simple forked or branched
    Inflorescences
    Racemes terminal, ebracteate, corymbose, with small flowers, in fruit lax
    Calyx
    Sepals somewhat spreading, not saccate
    Corolla
    Petals white, sometimes reddish or yellowish, ± clawed (rarely absent)
    Stamens
    Stamens 6; filaments linear; anthers ovoid, obtuse
    Nectaries
    Nectaries as semicircular glands at each side of each lateral stamen
    Ovary
    Ovary dorsiventrally flattened, obovate in outline, with 10–40 ovules in each locule
    Fruits
    Fruit a silicula, dehiscent, flat, with narrow septum, obtriangular to obcordate; valves keeled
    Seeds
    Seeds numerous, not mucilaginous.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Albania, Algeria, Altay, Amur, Austria, Baleares, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, Central European Rus, Chita, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Egypt, Finland, France, Føroyar, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Gulf States, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Kamchatka, Kazakhstan, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuril Is., Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Magadan, Mexico Central, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Romania, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Tuva, Ukraine, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia

    Extinct in:

    Tasmania

    Introduced into:

    Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Aleutian Is., Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Arkansas, Azores, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, British Columbia, Burundi, California, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Crozet Is., Cuba, Delaware, District of Columbia, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Easter Is., Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Is., Florida, Free State, Galápagos, Georgia, Greenland, Guatemala, Gulf of Guinea Is., Haiti, Honduras, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Jamaica, Japan, Kansas, Kentucky, Kenya, Kerguelen, KwaZulu-Natal, Labrador, Lesotho, Louisiana, Madeira, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland, Masachusettes, Mauritius, Mexican Pacific Is., Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Namibia, Nebraska, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, New Zealand North, Newfoundland, Norfolk Is., North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Provinces, Northwest Territorie, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ogasawara-shoto, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Peru, Québec, Rhode I., Rwanda, Réunion, Saskatchewan, Socotra, South Carolina, South Dakota, South Georgia, St.Helena, Sudan, Svalbard, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tennessee, Texas, Uganda, Uruguay, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Western Australia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Yukon, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Capsella Medik. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Pfl.-Gatt.: 85 (1792)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Pflanz.–Gatt.: 85 (1792) now. conserv.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Pflanzengatt. 1: 85 (1792), nom. conserv.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0